Wow. November is almost over. I hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday with yummy food and family and friends at their best.
I didn't get to watch Babette's Feast because I had unexpected company much of the day. Shannon came by and spent some time with me. We visited Webkins and then she took some more photos. She really has a gift, I think. So today's photos are again the work of Shannon Dermody.
In the early evening Nate, Dan and Sue came by with a massive meal for me and visited for about an hour. Then the Dermody's dropped off a plate from their Thanksgiving, so I have food for tonight too. And for my part, I baked (well I unboxed an put into the oven) a Rhubarb Triple berry pie from Schwan's. I always wanted to try rhubarb pie and now I'm addicted. I gave half away to my friends as a thank you for their generosity to me. I had a small taste last night and knew I was hooked. I had rhubarb pie for breakfast this morning. May not be good for me, but it sure tasted good. I love tasting new things so that was a special treat indeed... and it was fun to be able to give back to my friends a bit too.
Yesterday - and I wish I could just post it instead of linking to it - my friend Kim sent me this wonderful little 16 minute movie called SMILE (0r it might be called Valicaton, I'm not sure). I thought it was truly wonderful.
On another gratitude front, the mouse seems to have left or at least to have gone into serious hiding. Angel is no longer on military patrol and has not been turned into a killer and I don't have a dead mouse body to dispose of. All things to be grateful for. Hopefully word will spread among the local mice that this house is protected by a watch kitty and they won't come calling again. We will see, I guess.
I'm truly grateful for the delight of getting to spend time with a young person like Shannon. My sister's kids are grown and live far away and Cindy's awesome children are strangers who I know by photograph. I'm so grateful that I got to live with Ani for the first year of her life. What an amazing miracle that was! But back to Shannon. There is something so enriching about the curiosity and enthusiasm of someone who is just learning about life. I so enjoy that she enjoys me and I am enjoying watching her explore with the camera. I've set up a folder on my Picassa page for her pictures but I thought I'd post a few of her own and my favorites here.
For all of you who cooked and hosted large gatherings, I hope you had good elves to help with clean-up. The up side of living alone and having people bring you food is that there's no clean-up involved.
Have Purr-fect Day!